Commodore: A600
Connection: Andere

A600, German
A600, German

Brazilian A600 with HD/80 sticker
Brazilian A600 with HD/80 sticker

Rear of A600
Rear of A600

Image of A600, UK - 136K
Hi Res Version, A600, German - 904K
Image of A600, Brazilian with HD/80 sticker - 737K
Hi Res Version, Rear of A600 - 484K
Image of power supply - 637K
Image of Workbench disks and manual - 1055K
Image of 'Smart Start' software bundle - 1012K
Image of Box - 687K
A600 Rev 1.0 Motherboard (Type 1) - 262K
A600 Rev 1.0 Motherboard (Type 2) - 502K
A600 Rev 1.0 Motherboard (Type 2, closeup) - 394K
A600 Rev 1.3 Motherboard - 232K
A600 Rev 1.5 Motherboard - 877K
A600 Rev 2B Motherboard, Front - 1113K
A600 Rev 2B Motherboard, Back - 965K
A600 Rev 1.5 Motherboard, Closeup (CPU, Gayle, PCMCIA) - 1087K
A600 Rev 2D Motherboard - 427K
A600 Rev 1.5 Motherboard, Closeup (Agnus, Denise) - 1369K
A600 Rev 1.5 Motherboard, Closeup (Paula, CIAs) - 1576K
A600 Rev 2D Motherboard (Thai version, soldered Kickstart, not socketed) - 418K
A600 Rev 1.5 Motherboard, Closeup (Trapdoor, Mouse/Joystick) - 968K
A600 Rev 1.5 Motherboard, Closeup (IDE, Modulator) - 1124K
A600 Rev 2D Motherboard - 929K
A600 Rev 2D Motherboard, Closeup (CPU, Gayle) - 1435K
A600 Rev 2D Motherboard, Closeup (Agnus, Denise) - 1607K

Standard Specifications

Case Type: Computer in a keyboard
Processor: 68000@7.14Mhz
MMU: None
FPU: None
Chipset: ECS
Kickstarts: V2.05
Expansion Slots: 1 x 40pin Trapdoor Slot
1 x PCMCIA Slot (Type II)
Standard CHIP RAM: 1MB
RAM sockets: None
Hard Drive Controllers: 1 x 2.5" IDE Controller (unbuffered)
Drive Bays: 1 x Custom Internal Floppy Drive Bay
1 x 2.5" Hard Drive Cradle
Expansion Ports: 1 x 25pin Serial
1 x 25pin Parallel
1 x 23pin RGB Video
1 x 23pin External Floppy
2 x 9pin Joystick/Mouse
2 x RCA Audio (Left/Right)
1 x RF Connector
Floppy Drive: 1 x Internal 880K Drive
Motherboard Revisions: Rev 1.0 (Extra chip below gayle (CBM 391287-01) and is labelled A300)
Rev 1.1
Rev 1.3
Rev 1.5
Rev 2B
Rev 2D (1/4" shorter than Rev 1.0)
Battery Backed Up Clock: No

The A600 is an odd Amiga which is somewhere between an A500+ and an A1200, but never gained the popularity of either. The A600 looks like a shortened version of the A1200, because it does not have a keypad like almost every other Amiga. Very early versions of Kickstart 2.05, such as V37.299 are actually missing scsi.device from ROM, so despite having an IDE controller on the motherboard you cannot actually use it unless you upgrade the Kickstart chip. At least Kickstart 2.05 (V37.350) is recommended if you wish to use hard drives in an A600.

You may have noticed the 'PCI' branding in some of the photos, 'PCI Componentes da Amazonia S/A' was an authorised distributor in Brazil of Commodore Electronics USA. For additional information please see this image.

Contributions to this page by:
Andrew Lindsay, Francisco Rabay Jr, Leslie Ayling, Mark Parsons, RiWa & Friends, Takahasi Kasiko


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